Fitzhugh Lee Smith

19 August 1897–1 March 1986 (Age 88)
Charlotte, Virginia, United States

The Life of Fitzhugh Lee

When Fitzhugh Lee Smith was born on 19 August 1897, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States, his father, William B. Smith, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Jane Hamlet, was 43. He had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with Lena Frances Seckman. He lived in Wren, Charlotte, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Midway Magisterial District, Charlotte, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 1 March 1986, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Fitzhugh Lee Smith
Lena Frances Seckman
Shyrle Smith
Enid Wenona Smith
Clifford William Smith
Iris Fay Daniel
Janett Smith
Geraldine Smith
Ryland Smith

Spouse and Children



    Shyrle Smith


    Enid Wenona Smith


    Clifford William Smith


    Iris Fay Daniel


    Janett Smith


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Parents and Siblings

    William B. Smith





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1908 · Established

Age 11

Phenix was established in 1908.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Fitchalee Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fitzhugh Lee Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • F L Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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